The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) and the University of Ghent (UGent) are honoured to announce the Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day that will take place in Ghent on 10 September 2014. This is one day before the renowned Symposium XIX for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting in Bruges (11-13 September 2014).
The day is intended for art-historians, curators, conservators, scientists and other scholars studying Early Netherlandish painting.
In the morning session, six conferences will present a wide range of aspects of the current research and conservation/restoration treatment on the Ghent Altarpiece. In the afternoon, you will be enabled to witness, from behind a window, the progress of the treatment in the conservation studio (Museum of Fine Arts Ghent), and to informally meet with the members of the treatment and research teams. You are also invited to visit Saint Bavo's Cathedral and the two exhibitions on the Ghent Altarpiece in the Caermersklooster.
Organizing Committee: Till-Holger Borchert (Groeningemuseum), Annick Born (UGent), Christina Ceulemans (KIK/IRPA), Bart Fransen (KIK/IRPA), Maximiliaan Martens (UGent), Ron Spronk (Queen's University, Canada-Radboud University, Holland), Cyriel Stroo (KIK/IRPA), Anne van Grevenstein (Saint Bavo Cathedral).
(News Item 30 April 2014)